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    Ukraine delays heavy weapons withdrawal, blames rebel attacks
    Feb24

    Ukraine delays heavy weapons withdrawal, blames rebel attacks

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine delayed a promised pullback of heavy weapons from the front line Monday, blaming continuing attacks from separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Under a peace agreement reached Feb. 12, both sides are to withdraw their heavy weapons 16 to 44 miles back to create a buffer zone. […] military spokesman Lt. Col. Anatoliy...

    State Dept. Says ‘Land Grab’ in Debalsteve Must Be Accounted For
    Feb23

    State Dept. Says ‘Land Grab’ in Debalsteve Must Be Accounted For

    A top U.S. diplomat accused pro-Russian rebels of committing a “land grab” in eastern Ukraine and vowed to impose additional sanctions against Moscow if violations of last week’s ceasefire agreement continue. The remarks from Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken follow the rebel capture of the strategic town of Debaltseve last week after...

    Russia Pushes Patriotic Ringtones for Putin
    Feb23

    Russia Pushes Patriotic Ringtones for Putin

    Russia is kicking off a national campaign to ramp up morale ahead of Victory Day, that allows citizens to download patriotic war songs for free ringtones and express their national pride with their mobile devices. The drive comes as Russia suffers a recession spurred by low oil prices and sanctions imposed by the West for the conflict in Ukraine,...

    Bulgaria Key Battleground in US-Russia Energy War
    Feb23

    Bulgaria Key Battleground in US-Russia Energy War

    As the U.S. wages a high-profile campaign against Russia over Ukraine, it is also battling Kremlin-dominance on another front – energy in Eastern Europe. NATO member Bulgaria, which relies on Russia for 85 percent of its natural gas and all its nuclear fuel, is on the frontline of this confrontation. “For Russia, energy has always been a...

    Analysis: Ukraine forces outmanned, outgunned by rebels
    Feb23

    Analysis: Ukraine forces outmanned, outgunned by rebels

    Ukraine’s Russian-backed separatists have far superiolr weapons, thanks to Russia …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine Rebels Celebrate Victory at Strategic City With a Festive Rally
    Feb23

    Ukraine Rebels Celebrate Victory at Strategic City With a Festive Rally

    Morale is high as Soviet flags, medals and cheering crowds greet pro-Russian soldiers in Donetsk. …read more Source: The New York...

    Why We Must Offend Religion More
    Feb23

    Why We Must Offend Religion More

    Our enduring deference to toxic ancient myths is what allows religion to survive. “Yes, it is freedom of speech, but,” said Inna Shevchenko, the 24-year-old leader of the topless, fiercely atheist activist group Femen in France. On Feb. 14 she was addressing the conference on art, blasphemy and freedom of expression held at the Krudttønden, a...

    Will ISIS drag America and its allies into a World War?
    Feb23

    Will ISIS drag America and its allies into a World War?

    Between the emergence of ISIS and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s move on Ukraine, many experts wonder if we are heading for another major global conflict. …read more Source: CNY...

    Sweden hopes Ukraine truce mends Russia-EU relations
    Feb23

    Sweden hopes Ukraine truce mends Russia-EU relations

    Swedish Ambassador Bjorn Lyrvall discussed European economy, Ukraine with USA TODAY. …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine says pro-Russian separatist forces shell southeastern villages
    Feb23

    Ukraine says pro-Russian separatist forces shell southeastern villages

    The Kiev government says it can’t withdraw heavy weaponry from the front line while its troops are under attack. …read more Source: Christian Science...